Drop Flip Seasons is Here!

Drop Flip Seasons is the sequel to the addictively fun game of silly physics contraptions, Drop Flip!

Move, flip and manipulate obstacles of every shape and size as you accomplish the not-so-simple task of dropping a ball into a bucket… all with a seasonal twist!

Here’s a little video to get a glimpse of gameplay…

 

With 40 intricate, challenging and even a bit crazy Winter-themed levels at launch, the game will feature seasonal updates with new levels.  Even bonus levels will be released pre-season!

Grab Drop Flip Seasons for FREE in the App Store today!

Play Chess in Messages with Checkmate!

We are super excited to announce our newest game, Checkmate!   With Checkmate, you can now play chess against family and friends right within Messages!

Beautiful, minimalistic design, intuitive gameplay and even unique sound effects per piece type all bring an exciting new level of immersion to this classic game.  You can play multiple matches with other people at the same time –  all synchronized via iCloud. Move indicators help beginner players understand where pieces can move to and which opponent pieces can be captured.  To make the game accessible worldwide, Checkmate is localized in 23 languages.

Without further ado, head over to the new App Store for iMessage and get Checkmate!

You can also visit playcheckmate.com for more info.  Stay tuned for a follow-up post talking more about the process of creating this fun game…

Thank you for your support!

Alpha Omega Kids!

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On that note, we’re super pleased to announce that Alpha Omega Kids is available for Mac OS X and now for iPod, iPhone and iPad in the App Store!

Based on the concept that a word can be read as long a the first and last letters are in the right place, Alpha Omega Kids is made for children of all ages.

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There are over 190 challenging puzzles with fun, playful categories and levels are split up between Beginner and Advanced modes.  Beginner levels are suitable for children ages 9 and under, however can be enjoyed by anyone.  Advanced levels are recommended for ages 10 and up, or for those with good spelling skills and who like tougher puzzles 🙂

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Everything’s unlocked and there are zero ads or in-app purchases.  There are even colorful themes such as toy blocks, mint green, lemon-lime, orange, pink, blue and purple!

We’re excited to see children play this and hopefully see it adopted in schools!  Spelling and vocabulary skills must be utilized to decipher words, and players must plan ahead their moves as there are often similar letters in puzzles that must be moved correctly for the puzzle to be solved.

Head over to the App Store and get Alpha Omega Kids! today!

Thank you for your support!

Announcing Drop Flip

We have a new game to share!  After months of planning, design, development and tremendous amounts of polish, Drop Flip will be dropping into the App Store on March 31st!

 

Drop Flip is a game of silly physics contraptions where you move, flip and navigate obstacles of every shape and size to you accomplish the not-so-simple task of dropping a ball into a bucket.

As you’ll see with my other games such as Alpha Omega and the har•mo•ny series, I’m a huge fan of minimalistic design and lots of color…Drop Flip shares the same style. However, underneath this visual simplicity lies gameplay that’s rich with complexity and loads of fun!

There will be 100 levels at launch with more coming this summer. Each level is quite unique in itself with some getting a bit crazy!

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Some levels are bigger than the screen…

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Some even require you to rotate “flip” your device to landscape view to play…

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There will be no ads and no in-app purchases. Releasing March 31st in the App Store!

Stay tuned at dropflipgame.com and @dropflipgame!

Word² is Live!

After months of planning and preparation, design and development, Word² is now available in the App Store!  Word² is a challenging game where you must unscramble each word not just once, but twice.

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Inspired by word squares which date well into ancient times, each square contains words in pairs that can be read both horizontally and vertically. Words are scrambled and your objective is to use hints, clues and logic to decipher each square.

Here’s an image of the ancient “Sator Square”.  This one is extra-special as not only do words pair up, but they’re also palindromic (same word spelled forwards or backwards).

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Much thought, preparation and love has gone into creating this colorful game which I sincerely hope you enjoy.  Grab a good pair of headphones and download Word² today in the App Store!   Thanks for your support!

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Blendamaze is Back!

Nearly three years ago I had a vision to create fun games for mobile based on ideas that had never been tried before.  This journey began with our first game, Blendamaze, which launched in September 2012.

Remember how the App Store looked in 2012?

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Over the past three years this passion has become a reality.  It is our vision…

Extraordinarily creative apps & games.

Following Blendamaze’s original launch, we’ve built Foresee (coming back soon), har•mo•ny, har•mo•ny 2, Alpha Omega and most recently, har•mo•ny 3.

Still something was missing.

Blendamaze had developed a series of bugs and wasn’t updated for the latest versions of iOS and latest iOS devices.  It felt like we were leaving out this foundational piece to our company – that our product offering was incomplete.  The game needed a major overhaul and that’s what we’ve dedicated a large portion of this year towards.

Reviewing nearly three years of great feedback from our fans has led us to take a hard look at game mechanics and the overall gameplay experience.  I am a firm believer that less is oftentimes so much more and our desire is to bring a beautiful, colorful game to adults and kids alike. Because of this, we’ve removed a number of gameplay elements and overly-complicated levels that only served to get in the way.  Complimentary and Analogous stages are gone as they were just too difficult and this only hurt playability of the game.   All in-app purchases have been removed and there are no ads in the game.

Today Blendamaze returns to the App Store, rebuilt and better than before.  Click or tap here to download now.

Thank you for your support!!

– Nate

 

BorderLeap Games

The leap across the border…

After 3 years, 5 games, 1 weather app, balancing 2 full-time jobs, countless 80 hour weeks and more cups of coffee than I can count, I’m happy to say that I have made the leap across the border (pun intended) to making BorderLeap my full-time career.  Actually, the transition took place back in May, but I have not had a place to share the experience and the stories that surrounded it.  That place is now here 🙂

To say that the past three years have been a roller coaster of a ride would be an understatement.  I’ve wanted to create this web site to not only showcase games I’ve built but also share about the processes in designing and developing them.

So without further ado, welcome to the new BorderLeap site!  There will be much more coming…